Shock Poll: GOP Overtakes Generic Ballot, Trump Approval Up
I know a certain President of the United States who is going to have a fun time tweeting today! You may have heard of something called the "generic poll." It's what people use to give an idea what way Congress is going to go on Election Day. Generic because, be honest. Do you know your Congressman? You can slap an (R) or a (D) on a ham sandwich and it would get support depending on the national mood. The D's have been kicking the R's arses in the generic lately.
Until today. That is, at least according to this new Politco/Morning Consult poll:
Fully 39 percent of registered voters say they would support the GOP candidate for Congress in their district, while 38 percent would back the Democratic candidate. Nearly a quarter of voters, 23 percent, are undecided.
The GOP’s 1-point advantage comes after three months of tracking in which Democrats maintained a lead ranging between 2 and 10 points on the generic ballot. That has been generally smaller than the party’s lead in other public surveys: The most recent RealClearPolitics average shows Democrats ahead by 7 points on the generic ballot, though that’s down from a high of 13 points late last year.
Here's the part to really ruin a leftist's Valentine's Day:
The new year has also produced a Trump polling bump. In the new poll, 47 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while the same percentage disapprove.
Not that I would get too excited. It's a reliable poll. A Politico/Morning Consult poll is hardly one from the Patriots for a Patriotic America PAC. But it's still an outlier. It's also too early to be sweating any public polls, in my opinion.
It's after one month of tax cuts working (see Trump Tax Cut Cause SURPLUS in Taxes Collected and Shock NYT Poll: Turns Out Americans Like Getting Tax Cuts). People are feeling the benefits. They're also feeling Democrats and the media were totally lying to them about there being no benefits whatsoever.
So an outlier, yes.
A sense of things to come? DEVELOPING...